byMATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Bill Derman (Anthropology, MSU) talks about his recent volume on Conflicts Over Land and Water in Africa (2007). He examines the role of government policies, local farmers, and chiefs in land reform in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Derman then shares his observations of refugee flows, and points to the sensitive position of researchers working in the changing political context of southern Africa. Topics: anthropology, Bill Derman, chiefs, development, farmers, government policy, land, land reform,...